Let’s again talk about our walk! As well as walking worthy and walking in love, the Bible teaches us that we are to walk in the light.
What is it to walk in the light? One great way of looking at this is that we are to walk in His truth. Often in scripture darkness is compared to ignorance, lies and non-truth – but light is compared to truth. In today’s verse Paul is instructing us to keep away from darkness and even shadows, and be a person who walks fully in the light of what the Lord says is true and righteous.
Shadows can be dangerous because they are a mixture of darkness and light yet they are not the light! According to today’s text we walk in darkness when we lie and when we don’t practice or live out that which is true. So let’s keep far away from any shadows of lies and non-truth today. Rather, let us bask in the cleansing light of His truth – cleansing because it also says when we are in His light we know the blood of Jesus cleansing us!
Also, among so many other benefits, walking in the light causes us to always know freedom. His word says that “When we know the truth (light) it makes us/sets us free”. It’s the devil who loves to hang out in the darkness of shadows and beckons us to join him, but turn your face away from the shadows and purpose to walk in the light of truth in every area of your life. As you do you will find you have a life that is worth living!